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Goodenough claims solid-state battery breakthrough, but colleagues are quietly sceptical

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94-year-old inventor of the Li-ion pioneers glass electrolyte, but not all of the working has been shown At the end of February, a team of engineers at the University of Texas in Austin announced the development of a solid-state battery, a breakthrough which could prove seminal for both electric transport …

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Leclanché awarded Chinese certification

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Swiss-headquartered battery firm targets Chinese transportation market Leclanché has received certifications recognising its LTO battery cell’s compliance with China’s latest standards, a pre-requisite to providing battery solutions to power electric vehicles in China. This certification corresponds to the latest standards issued by the Standards Administration of China, and covers requirements …

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McLaren batteries help Spark hype for next-gen Formula E

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Formula E, newcomer to racing championships, has brought together engineering firm, Spark Racing Technologies, and electric systems company, McLaren Applied Technologies, to announce the development of a next generation, supercar styled, racing EV, the SRT05e. The concept’s renders were unveiled via a press release from Spark, amid promises for bigger …

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Sevcon awarded EV inverter contract

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UK-headquartered electrification firm will develop an inverter for use in EV drivetrain Electrification services firm Sevcon has been contracted by an undisclosed Sino/European manufacturer of EVs for an on-road development & production program. UK-headquartered Sevcon had been working with the customer throughout 2016 to help optimize the drivetrain for the …

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NanoFlowcell to premiere new concept car at Geneva Motor Show

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The Quant48Volt will purportedly feature an super-efficient electrolyte liquid flow battery Since 2009, having appeared at the Geneva Motor Show with an experimental solar concept car, NanoFlowcell has been an enigmatic presence at the fringes of EV design. The Liechtenstein-based company has developed a number of unusual concept cars since …

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Cambridge research could unlock graphene superconductors

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New paper suggests that coupling graphene with another material could enable it to superconduct, opening up applications in computing and energy storage Since its discovery in 2004, scientists have believed that graphene may have the innate ability to superconduct. Now Cambridge researchers have found a way to activate that previously …

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